SpaceX plans to launch Argentina’s SAOCOM 1B radar observation satellite from Cape Canaveral at 7:18 p.m. EDT (2318 GMT) Sunday. A Falcon 9 rocket will launch toward the south on a trajectory hugging the Florida East Coast on the first flight into polar orbit from Cape Canaveral since 1969, and the first stage booster is will return to the spaceport for an onshore landing minutes after liftoff.
Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The mission will launch Argentina’s SAOCOM 1B radar observation satellite, plus two secondary payloads for PlanetiQ and Tyvak. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter